The Institute's leadership, staff, faculty, and advisory boards are dedicated to the IAH mission to support and develop Carolina faculty. Below is a listing of these teams as well as our current Faculty Fellows and Academic Leadership Program Fellows.


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Misha Becker

Associate Professor, Linguistics; Faculty Advisory Board

Misha Becker is an Associate Professor in the Linguistics department at Carolina. She received her Ph.D. in Linguistics from UCLA in 2000 and then held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute for R … Continued


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Jocelyn Lim Chua

Assistant Professor, Anthropology; Faculty Advisory Board
919-962-1564
jlchua@email.unc.edu

Jocelyn Lim Chua’s research examines how globalizing psychiatry endeavors to systematically reshape human capacities for living. She is interested in how psychiatry’s relational forms of knowledge and … Continued


Mark Crescenzi

Mark Crescenzi

Professor, Political Science
919-962-0401
crescenzi@unc.edu

Mark Crescenzi is a Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Californ … Continued


Oswaldo Estrada

Oswaldo Estrada

Associate Professor, Spanish

oestrada@email.unc.edu

Oswaldo Estrada’s research focuses on gender formation and transgression, historical memory, and the construction of dissident identities in contemporary Mexico and Peru. Relying on postmodern theorie … Continued


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Brett Whalen

Assistant Professor, History
919-962-2383
bwhalen@email.unc.edu

Brett Whalen works on Christian intellectual and cultural history from Late Antiquity to the High Middle Ages. Among other topics, he teaches courses on the crusades, apocalyptic thought, and the Roma … Continued


Kumarini Silva

Kumarini Silva

Assistant Professor, Communication

kumi@email.unc.edu

Dr. Silva’s research is at the intersections of feminism, identity and Identification, post-colonial studies, and popular culture. She is the author of Brown Threat: Identification in the Security Sta … Continued